Complete card announced for ONE: For Honor; Yushin Okami debuts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ONE Championship, the largest global sports media property in Asian history, has just announced the complete card for ONE: FOR HONOR, set for 3 May in Jakarta, Indonesia, which will stream live and free on the Super App. Once again, the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent will storm the ONE Championship ring to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his title against Jonathan Haggerty of the United Kingdom.

Over the course of a stellar 25-year career spanning more than 400 bouts, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A has captured titles across several weight classes, and is now known as one of the very best Muay Thai kickboxers of all time.

Born to a family of farmers in Buriram, a province in northeastern Thailand, Sam-A began his competitive Muay Thai career at the young age of 9. Seeking to take his career to the next level, Sam-A moved to Bangkok when he was 15 years old, and he began training at the famed Petchyindee Muay Thai academy before making his debut at the prestigious Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadiums. His hard work and dedication soon paid off as he blazed a trail in the sport to emerge as a living legend in the ring.

The challenger, Haggerty, is already an accomplished martial artist, despite his relative youth. He began training in Muay Thai at the age of 7 under the watchful eye of his father, John, who was himself an active competitor.

Haggerty quickly racked up multiple accolades in the sport of Muay Thai as an amateur becoming a three-time English Champion, three-time British Champion, and winning a European title as well. As a professional, his resume is still growing, but he has dominated almost everyone he has faced to date, winning almost all of his bouts via knockout while facing the sport's elite. Now he gets the chance to challenge Muay Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Title.

Japanese legend Yushin “Thunder” Okami of Japan is set to make his ONE Championship debut opposite Kiamrian Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan.

Okami is one of the most prolific martial artists to emanate from Japan over the last two decades. With a career that began in 2002, Okami has competed in numerous weight classes -- from light heavyweight all the way down to welterweight -- in various Japanese promotions including Pride and Pancrase.

A Prime Selection GP Welterweight Champion, Abbasov was raised by a single mother in his hometown of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital city. There, he began his martial arts journey with Greco-Roman wrestling, and later added boxing to his arsenal.

Early in his career, he won two tournament championships, including a one-night tournament in December 2016, where he beat three different men in one night. Today, he is one of Kyrgyzstan’s top martial arts athletes. He is now tasked to welcome Okami to ONE Championship.

ONE: FOR HONOR
Friday, 3 May
Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Main Event
ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship
Sam-A Gaiyanghadao (C) vs Jonathan Haggerty
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg

Main Card
Yushin Okami vs Kiamrian Abbasov
Mixed Martial Arts:83.9kg

Tetsuya Yamada vs Marat Gafurov
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon vs Tyler Hardcastle
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs Nou Srey Pov
Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg

Thanh Le vs Yusup Saadulaev
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Paul Lumihi vs Sunoto
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Dae Hwan Kim vs Ayideng Jumayi
Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg

Keanu Subba vs Ryogo Takahashi
Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg

Kenta Yamada vs Deividas Danyla
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Rudy Agustian vs Chan Rothana
Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg

Andrew Miller vs Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg

Adrian Mattheis vs Himanshu Kaushik
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

Guntur vs Angelo Bimoadji
Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg

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